Category Archives: Blogger – School-Age Programs and Service Committee

Youth Media Awards Tween Round-Up

With all the whooping and screaming and unbridled enthusiasm during the Youth Media Awards announcements, the hundreds of librarians in the room at ALA Midwinter might have been mistaken for a group of shrieking tweens.  But no!  Few if any … Continue reading

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Fall programming for kindergarteners to tweens!

Building a Mystery (not the Sarah McLachlan song) Have you ever attended one of those murder mystery programs for adults? Now you can make one for your tweens and teens at the library. To run a good murder mystery program … Continue reading

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Summer Reading > Numbers

Summer is over. But before I get out my cute new booties and pumpkin flavored everything, it’s time to reflect on what an awesome summer it was in the library. The easiest way to evaluate the success of an initiative … Continue reading

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Program-a-looza!

Last month’s ALA Annual conference saw the arrival of a mostly school-age sibling to Guerrilla Storytime and YA Smackdown.  On Sunday and Monday morning, Amy Forrester, Kahla Gubanich and Mary Pearl of the Denver Public Library and Multnomah County Library’s … Continue reading

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On Display: Create a Space for Your Youngest Library Patrons

In my library’s children’s area, we have a small glass display case at our desk with two shelves that looks like this: Each month, we let kids in up to 5th grade sign up to come into the library and … Continue reading

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More Coding for Kids: HTML

Our Coding Club at the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) has been jam packed with kids in grades 3-6 ever since its inception last year. We have used Scratch, Code Academy, Code.org and all the others you have heard of, but … Continue reading

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Taking Things Apart* (*No reassembly required.)

We enjoy making things in the Children’s Room.  Catapults for rubber band balls and elaborate paper airplanes. Colorful chemical reactions. Louise Nevelson-inspired shadow boxes. Hand-sewn pillows stuffed with lavender.  Even sushi and super delicious doughnuts topped with cinnamon sugar.  But … Continue reading

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Host a Babymouse and Squish Program!

This past summer, my library hosted a Babymouse and Squish party, based on the graphic novels by Jennifer and Matthew Holm. It was incredibly fun to put together and a great way to not only highlight these two fabulous series, … Continue reading

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